Enterprise content management company Documentum has acquired a one-step content integration product line from Xerox, and unveiled a "virtual repository" for improved organisation of stored data.
The Documentum Virtual Repository will allow companies to organise and store a wide range of internal and external information that will be easy to retrieve for use. It will allow aggregation for automated and scheduled content collection from multiple sources and will make the information available to others in compatible formats.
The feature will be available early in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, Documentum acquired the AskOnce business unit of Xerox for an undisclosed price. AskOnce is a secure enterprise content integration product that searches multiple repositories and data types using a single query.
AskOnce relies on a uniform query interface to connect it to existing database, document repository, internet, corporate intranet or e-mail applications.
"With the Documentum Virtual Repository solution, companies will be able to control all of their content - internal and external, structured and unstructured - regardless of where it resides," said Dave DeWalt, president of the Documentum division of EMC.
"Most enterprises have limited knowledge of the content scattered throughout their organisations - on employee desktops, internal and external networks, websites and portals, or in data archives. There's a great need in the market for technology that helps companies manage all of this content - especially with the intense public scrutiny of both government agencies and public companies."
Todd R Weiss writes for Computerworld